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Help Our Struggling Neighbors

Updated: Apr 18, 2020

Gary and Lisa Doyle are collecting food for Lake County families serviced by Roberti Community House in Waukegan.

Says Lisa: "This is a time when we all need to help each other. So next time you're at the store (or maybe you already have these things at home), please consider picking up a few things that can feed struggling Lake County families. See the letter below for details, and drop off your meal kit inside our screen porch at 545 E. Scranton Ave. in Lake Bluff through April 30. We'll deliver it to Roberti Community House in Waukegan. Thank you."

Lisa Doyle is grateful for the donations to Roberti Community House!

Providing Hope in the Midst of Crisis

Roberti Community House Needs Your Help with Family Meal Kits

Roberti Community House (RCH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been serving the needs of those residing in a distressed neighborhood of Waukegan for 10 years. The services we provide are considered part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure for Human Service Operations.

We have suspended regular programming and have refocused towards providing food to families at risk, as well as first responders. While monetary donations are very much in need to meet the escalating demands of the high-risk population we serve, we have immediate need for meal provisions. PLEASE HELP US BY PROVIDING THE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS FOR A FAMILY MEAL KIT. OPTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS: (Note that all Meal Kits will include ground beef, generously provided by our partner “BEEF4HUNGER”. We are grateful for their support.) Pasta Meal (for 8)

2 boxes pasta (penne, spaghetti, etc) 2 jars pasta sauce 2 cans vegetable (green beans, peas, mixed veggies) 2 cans fruit

Chili Meal (for 8) 2 cans beans (kidney, black, pinto) 2 cans diced tomatoes 1 pkg chili seasoning mix 1 pkg corn bread mix OR tortillas 2 cans fruit Burger/Sloppy Joe Meal (for 8) 1 pkg hamburger buns 2 cans Sloppy Joe mix 2 cans vegetable (green beans, peas, mixed veggies) 2 cans fruit

PLEASE BUNDLE MEAL INGREDIENTS TOGETHER IN A BROWN BAG/BOX TO AID DELIVERY WHAT NEXT? Delivery of Donation Through April 30, please assemble your goods and drop of at one of these locations:

THURSDAYS 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 Home of Lisa and Gary Doyle, Lake Bluff residents and volunteers at Roberti Community House; 545 East Scranton Avenue, Lake Bluff, IL Drop off bags inside the screen porch questions? contact batwinters@yahoo.com or garydoyle1@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAYS, mornings only 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 St. Patrick Church 991 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest, IL Place bags at west side doors questions? contact sallykwillis@comcast.net

MONDAYS 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 Home of Kristin Keevins, St. Patrick Womens Group volunteer 109 Surrey Lane, Lincolnshire, IL (off Route 22 and Riverwoods Road) Drop off area will be clearly marked at the house questions? contact keevinsk@gmail.com

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO? Like and follow Roberti Community House on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Visit our website: www.roberticommunityhouse.org Sign up for our newsletter (via website) DONATE: Roberti Community House accepts: - Checks, payable to Roberti Community House P.O. Box 65 Lake Forest, IL 60045 - Venmo (@Roberticommunityhouse) We sincerely appreciate your support in helping us to provide for this at-risk community. In this perilous time, the greatest needs are for emergency housing and food. This critical need for food is driving our efforts DAILY. We are grateful for YOU. For more information, contact roberticommunityhouse@gmail.com